Suddenly a Family

Author: Leann Harris

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459258681

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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FAMILIES ARE FOREVER SUDDENLY A WIFE Toni Anderson knew she owed Zachary Knight a favor. But she never dreamed he would propose a marriage of convenience so she could be mother to the twin daughters he'd never known he had! With the girls' real mother gone, Zach had to prove they would have a stable home life—or lose them. And he didn't know he was offering her the impossible: children to call her own. Trouble was, wife-wary Zach insisted the marriage was to be strictly platonic. But one searing kiss between the instant couple proved that the arrangement was going to be impossible to keep. Happily ever after—with kids!

Chasing Baby

Author: Pam McCutcheon

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459275012

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Suddenly a Family It started like any day… Off-duty undercover cop Cole McKenzie was dealing with the Saturday single dad routine. Then suddenly, a sexy wild redhead appeared, screaming that someone had taken her baby! Would it turn into the love of a lifetime? Cole was miles down the road before Meg Hollingsworth informed him that "Baby" was really a bunny. But before Cole could ditch her, his son popped up in the back seat—and he announced he wanted Meg for a mom. Could the kiddie matchmaker make his straight-arrow dad fall for a woman so outrageous?

The Family Plan (Mills & Boon Vintage Superromance) (Suddenly a Parent, Book 16)

Author: Susan Gable

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 1472027817

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Dr. Amelia Young has meticulously organized her family plan. Wonderful daughter? Done. Man? Unnecessary. All Amelia has ever needed is carefully selected DNA. So what if the donor turns out to be a ridiculously hot chef with a distracting butt and wicked smile? That only proves she had good taste in genes.

Handbook of Family Communication

Author: Anita L. Vangelisti

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780805841312

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 767

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This work presents an analysis and synthesis of research and theory on family interaction. It studies how family members communicate and relate to each other. As a consequence, it offers a view of family interaction and family relationships.

The Family Tabor

A Novel

Author: Cherise Wolas

Publisher: Flatiron Books

ISBN: 1250081467

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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The Family Tabor, the new novel from Cherise Wolas, acclaimed author of The Resurrection of Joan Ashby Harry Tabor is about to be named Man of the Decade, a distinction that feels like the culmination of a life well lived. Gathering together in Palm Springs for the celebration are his wife, Roma, a distinguished child psychologist, and their children: Phoebe, a high-powered attorney; Camille, a brilliant social anthropologist; and Simon, a big-firm lawyer, who brings his glamorous wife and two young daughters. But immediately, cracks begin to appear in this smooth facade: Simon hasn’t been sleeping through the night, Camille can’t decide what to do with her life, and Phoebe is a little too cagey about her new boyfriend. Roma knows her children are hiding things. What she doesn’t know, what none of them know, is that Harry is suddenly haunted by the long-buried secret that drove him, decades ago, to relocate his young family to the California desert. As the ceremony nears, the family members are forced to confront the falsehoods upon which their lives are built. Set over the course of a single weekend, and deftly alternating between the five Tabors, this provocative, gorgeously rendered novel, reckons with the nature of the stories we tell ourselves and our family and the price we pay for second chances.

CHRISTMAS GIFT: A FAMILY

Harlequin Comics

Author: Barbara Hannay

Publisher: Harlequin / SB Creative

ISBN: 4596687633

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: N.A

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Christmas Eve. As she does every year, Jo is spending the evening working in her family's store when suddenly a car screeches to a halt and a gorgeous man appears, looking for a present for a little girl. This proves to be too tall an order for a general store in the countryside of Australia, but Jo has a solution for the disappointed man. She finds a stuffed animal she'd been saving for her sister. Normal life resumes after she watches him drive off, smiling and with a gift in hand...until she finds him at her house later that day. He says he has a favor to ask of her...

Suddenly, a Knock on the Door

Stories

Author: Etgar Keret

Publisher: FSG Originals

ISBN: 1466816201

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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Bringing up a child, lying to the boss, placing an order in a fast-food restaurant: in Etgar Keret's new collection, daily life is complicated, dangerous, and full of yearning. In his most playful and most mature work yet, the living and the dead, silent children and talking animals, dreams and waking life coexist in an uneasy world. Overflowing with absurdity, humor, sadness, and compassion, the tales in Suddenly, a Knock on the Door establish Etgar Keret—declared a "genius" by The New York Times—as one of the most original writers of his generation.

All Families are Special

Author: Norma Simon

Publisher: Albert Whitman and Company

ISBN: 9780807521755

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Students in Mrs. Mack's class describe their families--big or small, living together or apart, with two moms or none--and learn why every family is special and important.

Second-Chance Family

Author: Karina Bliss

Publisher: HarperCollins Australia

ISBN: 1460819381

Category: Fiction

Page: 184

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Just when he has accepted that he'll never be a father, Jack Galloway inherits not one, but three kids. Then he gets the knockout punch. He's supposed to raise this family with his ex! And his ex-wife, Rosalind, has her own ideas about parenting. She's already doling out domestic duties, as if he had all the time in the world away from his office. She's also got some crazy notion that, thanks to their unexpected "family," the two of them have been handed a second chance. As if he'll let his heart get broken again. But the real knockout punch? That part of him that thinks he and Rosalind could fall back in love.

Marrying Nicky

Author: Vivian Leiber

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 145927508X

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Suddenly a Family It was a green-card wedding… Nicholas Sankovitch needed a wife. And while prim, proper Toria Tryon was a least likely candidate, his eight-year-old daughter, Anya, was already head over heels in love with her. Single. Thirty. What did Toria have to lose by proposing? She'd be giving Anya a better life. Only Toria didn't count on Nick's old-world machismo, his yen for fast food or his love of seventies sitcoms. No one believed she'd married such a, well, primitive man—least of all the deportation agents determined to expose the marriage as fake. Keeping up husband-wife appearances would have to be convincing. But genuine…?

Suddenly a Father

Author: Michelle Major

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460389867

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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HE NEEDS A NANNY—STAT! When Millie Spencer first meets Dr. Jake Travers, he's a mess. The handsome single dad desperately needs help with his newfound daughter. Perfect timing: Millie is trying to find her place in the world…and Crimson might be it! An ideal match! Until Millie realizes that little Brooke's daddy makes her feel more than just butterflies… The last thing the good doc needs is Millie distracting him. Jake is determined to keep his eye on the prize—building a home for Brooke and getting to know the child who is now his whole world. But he can't deny the way Millie makes his heart pound and how she's bonded with his little girl. Can Dr. Travers heal his own hurts to create the family both he and Millie have always wanted?

Suddenly a Daddy

The Billionaire's Unexpected Heir / The Baby Surprise

Author: Kathie DeNosky,Brenda Harlen

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 0373609906

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Two previously published novels. The Billionaire's unexpected heir A2009, and, The baby surprise A2010.

Futureface

A Family Mystery, an Epic Quest, and the Secret to Belonging

Author: Alex Wagner

Publisher: One World

ISBN: 0812997956

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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An acclaimed journalist travels the globe to solve the mystery of her ancestry, confronting the question at the heart of the American experience of immigration, race, and identity: Who are my people? “A thoughtful, beautiful meditation on what makes us who we are . . . and the values and ideals that bind us together as Americans.”—Barack Obama “A rich and revealing memoir . . . Futureface raises urgent questions having to do with history and complicity.”—The New York Times Alex Wagner has always been fascinated by stories of exile and migration. Her father’s ancestors immigrated to the United States from Ireland and Luxembourg. Her mother fled Rangoon in the 1960s, escaping Burma’s military dictatorship. In her professional life, Wagner reported from the Arizona-Mexico border, where agents, drones, cameras, and military hardware guarded the line between two nations. She listened to debates about whether the United States should be a melting pot or a salad bowl. She knew that moving from one land to another—and the accompanying recombination of individual and tribal identities—was the story of America. And she was happy that her own mixed-race ancestry and late twentieth-century education had taught her that identity is mutable and meaningless, a thing we make rather than a thing we are. When a cousin’s offhand comment threw a mystery into her personal story–introducing the possibility of an exciting new twist in her already complex family history—Wagner was suddenly awakened to her own deep hunger to be something, to belong, to have an identity that mattered, a tribe of her own. Intoxicated by the possibility, she became determined to investigate her genealogy. So she set off on a quest to find the truth about her family history. The journey takes Wagner from Burma to Luxembourg, from ruined colonial capitals with records written on banana leaves to Mormon databases and high-tech genetic labs. As she gets closer to solving the mystery of her own ancestry, she begins to grapple with a deeper question: Does it matter? Is our enduring obsession with blood and land, race and identity, worth all the trouble it’s caused us? The answers can be found in this deeply personal account of her search for belonging, a meditation on the things that define us as insiders and outsiders and make us think in terms of “us” and “them.” In this time of conflict over who we are as a country, when so much emphasis is placed on ethnic, religious, and national divisions, Futureface constructs a narrative where we all belong.

All in the Family

The Realignment of American Democracy Since the 1960s

Author: Robert O. Self

Publisher: Hill and Wang

ISBN: 1429955562

Category: Political Science

Page: 528

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In the 1960s, Lyndon Johnson's Great Society and War on Poverty promised an array of federal programs to assist working-class families. In the 1980s, Ronald Reagan declared the GOP the party of "family values" and promised to keep government out of Americans' lives. Again and again, historians have sought to explain the nation's profound political realignment from the 1960s to the 2000s, five decades that witnessed the fracturing of liberalism and the rise of the conservative right. The award-winning historian Robert O. Self is the first to argue that the separate threads of that realignment—from civil rights to women's rights, from the antiwar movement to Nixon's "silent majority," from the abortion wars to gay marriage, from the welfare state to neoliberal economic policies—all ran through the politicized American family. Based on an astonishing range of sources, All in the Family rethinks an entire era. Self opens his narrative with the Great Society and its assumption of a white, patriotic, heterosexual man at the head of each family. Soon enough, civil rights activists, feminists, and gay rights activists, animated by broader visions of citizenship, began to fight for equal rights, protections, and opportunities. Led by Pauli Murray, Gloria Steinem, Harvey Milk, and Shirley Chisholm, among many others, they achieved lasting successes, including Roe v. Wade, antidiscrimination protections in the workplace, and a more inclusive idea of the American family. Yet the establishment of new rights and the visibility of alternative families provoked, beginning in the 1970s, a furious conservative backlash. Politicians and activists on the right, most notably George Wallace, Phyllis Schlafly, Anita Bryant, and Jerry Falwell, built a political movement based on the perceived moral threat to the traditional family. Self writes that "family values" conservatives in fact "paved the way" for fiscal conservatives, who shared a belief in liberalism's invasiveness but lacked a populist message. Reagan's presidency united the two constituencies, which remain, even in these tumultuous times, the base of the Republican Party. All in the Family, an erudite, passionate, and persuasive explanation of our current political situation and how we arrived in it, will allow us to think anew about the last fifty years of American politics.

Strictly a Family Matter

Based on a True Life Experience

Author: Ramon Quezada

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595336604

Category: Fiction

Page: 220

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Strictly a Family Matter is about how a young mother of five children goes about spiritual uniting her family forty-three years after passing away. The message conveyed to her family from the other side is a plea for family unity. Armand, her youngest son then decides to take it upon himself to try and fulfill her last wishes. But before he can begin his quest, he is overwhelmed by a number of extraordinary dreams. Dreams that he can no longer ignore and is placed in a position where he must begin to try and interpret their meaning. There is also a series of unusual and unexplainable coincidences that includes Armand meeting a metaphysical student named Lynn Sullivan. Lynn then helps Armand to better understand the meaning of family love and bonding. Shortly after, he is then able to gather his family together for an expression of family unity, thereby fulfilling his mother's last wish.The story is being told by me, the author who has had many life experiences, this is just one of them. Much of what is written is taken from those life experiences. The rest is taken from my creative imagination just to fill in the gaps.

The Scientists

A Family Romance

Author: Marco Roth

Publisher: Union Books

ISBN: 1908526300

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

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DIV ‘Marco Roth’s book about his father is a farewell to a bygone culture – polygot, intellectual, Europhile, psychoanalytic – and simultaneously a renewal of that culture. It’s moving, tough-minded, and distinctive, a memoir the likes of which nobody else could write.’ Benjamin Kunkel, author of Indecision With the precociousness expected of the only child of a doctor and a classical musician – from the time he could get his toddler tongue to pronounce a word like ‘deoxyribonucleic acid’ or recite a French poem – Marco Roth was able to share his parents’ New York, a world centered around house concerts, a private library of literary classics, and dinner discussions of the latest advances in medicine. That world ended when his father began to suffer the worst effects of the AIDS virus that had infected him in the early 1980s. What this family would not talk about for years came to dominate the lives of its surviving members, often in unexpected ways. The Scientists is a story of how we first learn from our parents and how we then learn to see them as separate individuals; it’s a story of how preciousness can slow us down when it comes to understanding our desires and other people’s. A memoir of parents and children in the tradition of Edmund Gosse, Henry Adams and J. R. Ackerley, The Scientists grapples with a troubled and emotional inheritance, in a style that is both elegiac and defiant. /div

The Secrets of Happy Families

Improve Your Mornings, Rethink Family Dinner, Fight Smarter, Go Out and Play, and Much More

Author: Bruce Feiler

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062199501

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

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In The Secrets of Happy Families, New York Times bestselling author Bruce Feiler has drawn up a blueprint for modern families — a new approach to family dynamics, inspired by cutting-edge techniques gathered from experts in the disciplines of science, business, sports, and the military. The result is a funny and thought-provoking playbook for contemporary families, with more than 200 useful strategies, including: the right way to have family dinner, what your mother never told you about sex (but should have), and why you should always have two women present in difficult conversations… Timely, compassionate, and filled with practical tips and wise advice, Bruce Feiler’s The Secrets of Happy Families: Improve Your Mornings, Rethink Family Dinner, Fight Smarter, Go Out and Play, and Much More should be required reading for all parents.

Suddenly, a Knock on the Door

Stories

Author: Etgar Keret

Publisher: FSG Originals

ISBN: 1466816201

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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Bringing up a child, lying to the boss, placing an order in a fast-food restaurant: in Etgar Keret's new collection, daily life is complicated, dangerous, and full of yearning. In his most playful and most mature work yet, the living and the dead, silent children and talking animals, dreams and waking life coexist in an uneasy world. Overflowing with absurdity, humor, sadness, and compassion, the tales in Suddenly, a Knock on the Door establish Etgar Keret—declared a "genius" by The New York Times—as one of the most original writers of his generation.

The Mandibles

A Family, 2029-2047

Author: Lionel Shriver

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062328263

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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With dry wit and psychological acuity, this near-future novel explores the aftershocks of an economically devastating U.S. sovereign debt default on four generations of a once-prosperous American family. Down-to-earth and perfectly realistic in scale, this is not an over-the-top Blade Runner tale. It is not science fiction. In 2029, the United States is engaged in a bloodless world war that will wipe out the savings of millions of American families. Overnight, on the international currency exchange, the “almighty dollar” plummets in value, to be replaced by a new global currency, the “bancor.” In retaliation, the president declares that America will default on its loans. “Deadbeat Nation” being unable to borrow, the government prints money to cover its bills. What little remains to savers is rapidly eaten away by runaway inflation. The Mandibles have been counting on a sizable fortune filtering down when their ninety-seven-year-old patriarch dies. Once the inheritance turns to ash, each family member must contend with disappointment, but also—as the U.S. economy spirals into dysfunction—the challenge of sheer survival. Recently affluent, Avery is petulant that she can’t buy olive oil, while her sister, Florence, absorbs strays into her cramped household. An expat author, their aunt, Nollie, returns from abroad at seventy-three to a country that’s unrecognizable. Her brother, Carter, fumes at caring for their demented stepmother, now that an assisted living facility isn’t affordable. Only Florence’s oddball teenage son, Willing, an economics autodidact, will save this formerly august American family from the streets. The Mandibles is about money. Thus it is necessarily about bitterness, rivalry, and selfishness—but also about surreal generosity, sacrifice, and transformative adaptation to changing circumstances.

2012 A Family Brief

''The Science is all in''

Author: Robert L. Horton

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781462836208

Category: Science

Page: 463

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This book is based off of years of research starting with Zecharia Sitchin’s indisputable documentary evidence of Earth’s origins and man’s celestial ancestors. Continuing on into man’s current interaction with “those who from heaven to Earth came”, “2012 A Family Brief” brings the last 8 years of the Congressional ET related “Disclosure Project” into full view of the public arena. It covers the joint government ET involvement to create huge underground bases and facilities’ built to protect man-kind from possible upcoming global catastrophes’ that have been seen to occur in the year of, or around, 2012. It also contains personal accounts of the Black Budget Operation Operators who have come forward as “Whistle-Blowers” to give their amazing testimony to congress as part of the 2001 “Disclosure Project” led by Dr. Stephen Greer. All written and recorded “Whistle-Blower” testimony with-in this briefing has been sourced courtesy of “Project Camelot” at www.projectcamelot.org Ran and diligently operated by Bill Ryan and Kerry Cassidy. This book also contains part one of “The NEXUS REPORT” that was written by an individual under the pseudonym of “Astralwalker” where it originated as a thread at www.projectavalon.org also ran and operated by Bill Ryan and Kerry Cassidy of Project Camelot.